Saturday, August 21, 2010

Review: The "Skinneeez" cat toy!


We were sent a sample of a new cat toy on the market to test and review. They are called Skinneeez (that's two Ns and three Es), and are cat toys that don't have any cotton stuffing in them, just catnip. The packaging says it makes them more like real animals, though personally I wish that real animals did have a tasty catnip smell! Our toy was a squirrel. Now, I have seen bigger squirrels in my day, but for an indoor squirrel, perhaps small is best.


Pandora got first dibs on the toy because that's just the way we roll. (Well, and she sometimes will give the smacky-paw to anyone who gets in her way.) But we all got a chance at it. We like it! Zowie likes to carry it around in her mouth (but she wouldn't let mum get a photo! silly Zowie.) However, pretty soon afterwards, it ended up where all the best toys do: under the sofa.

Here are a couple of video clips of us playing with the Skinneeez toy:

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Our verdict? We like this toy! We only wish that mum would move the sofa more often so that it wouldn't be missing as much!

Mum says this toy is available at all sorts of pet stores, so make sure your beans keep a lookout for one!

12 comments:

Sparkle said...

My roommate Binga may resemble Zowie more, but she is totally like Pandora in personality - touch the toy and get smacked! But I'm glad you finally got your paws on it. You look like you totally enjoyed it. You guys should have a couch like ours - it's high up on feet, so it's impossible for our toys to get lost under there! (Of course, they get lost lots other places instead.)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Looks like you guys had fun writing this review.

Noll's Nip said...

Cool toy! We lose a lot of our toys to the couch too!

The Island Cats said...

That looks like a really fun toy!! We're gonna have our mom buy us one next time she goes to the store!

Furkidsmom said...

Cool toy!!
Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Looks like fun! We were supposed to get a test one too, but ours never arrived--we think it went to someone elses house and they kept it!

Cat said...

Wow, I'm so impressed how laid back your cats are where nip toys are concerned! Casper and Ben get so worked up into a writhing, bunny-kicking frenzy that they only get nip on special occasions.

Thanks for the recommedation, we'll keep an eye out for Skinneeez at our local pet stores :-)

Huffle Mawson said...

We have no squirrels in Australia. I wonder if that means that toy is not available here?

Tigger said...

Love the videos and glad you had fun.

Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy saw those in the store and passed them up! Naughty Mommy. NEXT time she'll buy one for us cuz it looks like a lotta fun! We thought Pandora was cute doing the smack-n-hiss.

Angel and Kirby said...

That looks like a cool toy! We thought we were getting one to review!

Zoe and Indy said...

That looks like a pretty sweet toy that would be a hit around here. In answer to your question, the cat tree from Ikea is called "Bastis Blond." I heard Ikea is discontinuing their pet line though so that's probably why the link doesn't work anymore.